Saturday, February 03, 2007

My First Maven Plugin: A Unit Test Packager

I've just written my first Maven 1.0.x plugin. It's a monumentally simple affair but does what it needs to do quite elegantly; that is to take the Unit tests for your project and zip them up (along with your project's dependencies, the required Junit jars and some auto generated shell scripts) so you can run them anywhere. I don't have any personal hosted space to provide the actual plugin jar but here's the jelly code as a starter:

There's only one configurable (and that's because I ran out of time). You need to set the following property: [the name of your test suite class]

[BTW, If anyone out there wants to offer me some place to host this I'd be dead greatful. Its a tiny litte jar. Tiny.]

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